Definition of leadership
Leadership may be considered as the process (act) of influencing the activities of an organized group in its efforts toward goal setting and goal achievement.(Stogdill 1950: 3)
Leadership is the behaviour of an individual when he is directing the activities of a group toward a shared goal.(Hemphill and Coons 1957: 7)
Leadership is the art of mobilizing others to want to struggle for the shared aspirations.(Kouzes and Posner 1995: 30)
Your taskLooking at the definitions above, what can you conclude about the meaning of leadership?Share your opinions with others by using the comments section below.
ReferencesBass, B. M. (1981) Stodgill’s Handbook of Leadership: A Survey of Theory and Research. New York: Free PressHemphill, J. K., and Coons, A. E. (1957) ‘Development of the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire’. in R. M. Stodgill and A. E. Coons (Eds.) Leader Behavior: Its Description and Measurement. Columbus, Ohio: Bureau of Business Research, Ohio State University, 6-38Kouzes, J. M., and Posner, B. Z. (1995) The Leadership Challenge: How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-BassStogdill, R. M. (1950) ‘Leadership, Membership and Organization’. Psychological bulletin 47 (1), 1-14
Leadership Theory: The Basics
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